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about manufacturing matt? the numbers came in solid for china, not so good for the u.s. there was a bit of a slip. > > i think some of that is the concern. but at least the silver lining is positive for china. but realize, china is $8 trillion. our market is about twice the size. so we really need those manufacturing numbers to kick in next year. but of course there have been so many good confidence and housing numbers to sort of buttress that weaker number yesterday. > what is your stock strategy in the current market? > > i think the big question everyone has to ask themselves is, do i need microsoft, cisco, and intel in my portfolio? they have been laggards for years. microsoft at least has been paying some good dividends. it's kind of appreciated somewhat over the past couple of years. but you know, that pc market is not really happening; it's all the tablets and the smartphones. so, you have to ask yourself, next year, do i keep these stocks in my portfolio? so many people own them. > yes or no? what is the answer? > > i am going to give them another year, but intel is really on th
of china-america capital joins us on this jobs friday. tim, we are being told there could be a murky jobs number because of hurricane sandy. what do you think about that? > > i think the market will dismiss a weaker-than-expected number because of hurricane sandy and the distortions that it has and look more toward next month, or january's report, that we will get. so, i think they will let it slide. but it should be weaker than expected. i think that is expected by the market, so it shouldn't be a surprise. > goldman sachs has a call out that we will see a renaissance in commodities. are you bullish on any particular commodities here? > > i am bullish on the agriculturals, for reasons of which the supply and also the growing drought that we had this past year, the continued conditions that make for dry growing season next year as well. so i think from a supply/demand standpoint, yes, i think agricultural. the other thing i like, commodities in general, is when the fed's buying $85 million a month worth of treasuries, i think you are going to have to like commodities. > what is your play
starbucks in china and the u.s. within two years. "overall, there's going to be coffee available. that'll help you on pricing, so it might be a good time to be expanding." starbucks' expansion plans aren't only meared number of shops. in the last 12 months, its acquired juice company evolution fresh, bakery la boulange, and is about to finalize acquisition of tea company teavanna. tensions remain high in michigan's capitol city, where legislation is about to be passed that could weaken the power of unions. protestors are furious. republican lawmakers moved quickly last week to enact "right to work legislation," allowing workers at unionized companies not to pay dues to the union, which reduces bargaining power right in the uaw's own back yard. the measure has already been approved by both chambers of michigan's legislature, and final enactment could take place tomorrow. republican governor rick snyder supports the legislation. if enacted, it would make michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws. recent strikes at a california shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing p
stories of the year. and, why china set up shop in greece at the height of the euro crisis. but first, this "in the know" message. the euro crisis continued to remain a major concern for investors throughout the course of 2012. at the center of it all, greece. the country grappled with a need for bailouts with strings attached in the form of severe budget cuts that sparked protests from the people. however, the financial crisis in europe is providing an opportunity for china. earlier this year, we heard from new york times reporter liz alderman on a chinese shipping company that is making waves in greece. > > how successful has this shipping company, known as cosco, been so far in greece? > > it's an interesting story. this chinese basically state- run shipping company came in here about three years ago in a $500 million deal that ever since then has been a model for the country, because what they did is they bought half of piraeus port, which is an ancient port in greece and one of the most important ports in the southern mediterranean. what they did was they basically took an operat
on global sectors. i think we are going to see an asia-pacific-, china-driven market that we haven't seen in five years. and i see i.t., which is beaten down right now, but i would take a position in. i see industrials, which have good global exposure as a stock area that would put some money toward. and i think materials, the big material companies that have been beaten down by the china slowdown, are coming back. > a lot of people, i have been reading on the emerging market, they are saying if you don't have positions in emerging- market companies, you are going to be missing the boat, because a lot of upward growth potential lies there. > > it is true, but i would say that there is also emerging market debt, corporate debt, in companies like this, or sovereign debt in emerging markets is another place to look. i think there's a lot of tools to put money to work in the emerging markets, and i think people should use all of them. > what kind of balance do you think for a diversified portfolio should people be considering in this mix of different kinds of sectors? > > they certainly shoul
's not an american stock, it's making money in china - yum! it's coming back after a big sell- off- > > yum!? it's slowdown in china. that's not retail. it's restaurants! > it's tacos! it's the chicken and taco play. > > he goes to taco bell or pizza hut over there- > > it's a comeback! it's a comeback! > round three: big blues - ibm is changing its 401k contributions to a yearly lump sum. good idea or bad? > > i just think that if people see this, they might take ibm as a leader in the industry and other companies might do this. i don't think it really matters. ibm is such a great job at a great company to work for, anybody that has that job will take it any day of the week. > > yeah, but you have to understand, if you leave your job in the middle of the year, you don't get- > > you're going to turn down a job from ibm consulting? absolutely not. > > think of all the money they can save over the years. they have 433,000 employees. > > unemployment rate was just at 7.5%. you are not turning down a job from ibm regardless. > > it can hurt a lot of employees if they follow that cue, and the worker
demand is expected in china and india in the next 5 years. while the surge in coal exported from the u.s. to europe-- should peak soon. toyota confirms it will have to pay a record $17.35 million fine. it's being levied against the car giant because it delayed recalling nearly 150,000 lexus rx models due to unintended acceleration problems. the impact on toyota's image may be blunted given that it's in a race with arch rival honda to see which company will be hit with more safety recalls in 2012. morgan stanley will pay $5million penalty over facebook's ipo. regulators in massachusetts are fining the brokerage firm for allegedly disclosing facebook's revenue shortfall to analysts -- but not the general public. according to reports.. morgan stanley alerted analysts a week before facebook ipo-ed on the nasdaq. one of the latest deals on wall street has the media in focus. nielsen which already is said to have a monopoly on gathering tv ratings... is moving into the radio market. nielsen is buying arbitron for $1.26 billion dollars. the deal still needs approval by regulators. meanwhile
states but it's doing tremendously well in china. > > over 200 million dollars worldwide, 84 of it's 135 million dollars--the international dollars--are coming from china. even in the u.s. the numbers aren't sexy as you might say---not a lot of number one finishes obviously but its finished fifth for four straight weekends which is kind of unique in itself. so there's obviously a lot of word of mouth out there for what i think is a tremendously flawed film but people are going to see it. it's not going to be an oscar favorite but it will be an oscar player. > > we have a lot to look forward to at the box office this weekend. jack reacher, monsters, inc. 3d, this is 40, and the guilt trip. > > we've got a couple of good movies to look forward to--- jack reacher the tom cruise film did tremendous with mission impossible last year. this film's not going to do as good---this is a new franchise for him. it's going to be interesting to see people's reaction to it because the film does open with a very deadly sniper shooting and obviosuly we've had the newtown shootings this week so i'm wonderi
there is some optimism about the growth prospects, especially housing, but i also think as far as china is concerned, most people consider that the economy to have troughed and look for good things to happen. so i think there is a lot of optimism - even in europe there's a lot of optimism, but we know how that all goes when there is a lot of optimism. so, anyway, slow trading expected this week. > will there be some last- minute adjustments, or have most of those folks already gone home and closed the books for the year? > > i think for the most part anyone that really had anything to do really has done it already. that would be the capital gains tax-type selling, that sort of thing. but there's always some minor window dressing issues that could come up. so i wouldn't really pay much attention to the price action this week. what is probably more important is the first couple weeks in january. > do you have any kind of end- of-the-year strategy here, or are you just kind of going sit on your hands? > > at this point, no. just wait 'til next year and start fresh. > no plan is a good plan
on upbeat economic data out of china. postal workers are bracing for the busiest day of the year today. the post office expects to deliver a record-breaking 365 million packages, cards and letters this holiday season. and gas price plunge: the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline dropped 9 cents from last week to $3.28 cents. that is the sound of a new trading week ringing in. daniel stecich of tjm institional joins us on this monday morning. good morning to you. > > good morning. good to be here. > the stock market is beginning to feel like we are stuck daniel. is that true? > > i don't think we are necessarily stuck. we're just a little bit nervous. two things in play here right now: you have the holiday trades starting to come in, so volume starts taming down a bit, and also we still have fiscal cliff issues to deal with. but if you look at the underlying markets, there is a lot to trade off of. there are a lot of economic figures that we need to look at that, because of the fiscal cliff, we may not have paid too much attention to. > then my next question to you is, is
technology -- to share with car makers in china. general motors contends the the information was worth at least $40 million dollars. prosecutors for the couple argued-- the insider info was not stolen and was useless for other car companies. a bill raising new jersey's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour is before the state's general assembly today for a procedural vote before it heads to governor chris christie's desk. the bill additionally stipulates that new jersey's minimum wage be adjusted automatically, up or down, tied to the consumer price index. the bill did not pass the state assembly last week with enough support to override an anticipated gubernatorial veto. here's a good reason why you might want to check what your references are saying about you.. a new career builder study notes, 62% of employers state that when they contacted an applicant's reference, that person had nothing positive to say about the candidate. three in ten employers say they have caught a fake reference on a job application. the study surveyed hiring managers and human resource professionals across indust
by opening 20,000 more cafes by 2014, with much of the growth coming from china. 1500 stores will open in the u.s. alone in a span of 5 years. and now with the recent acquisition of teavana, starbucks will eventually open "tea bars" in shopping malls. for serious coffee drinkers, starbucks is offering a stainless steel gift card starting at $400 friday morning. citigroup is transitioning to a smaller workforce. the bank is cutting 11,000 jobs, which will save citi $900 million next year. cuts were rumored following former ceo vikram pandit's departure from the bank. citi chairman michael o'neill has been known to cut staff to turn business around. the bank has been trying to rebound after being hit hard during the financial crisis. worldwide, 84 branches will close as a result of the measures. a trader is under arrest, allegedly for attempting to get rich quick by trading shares of apple. according to reports, david miller was trading at rochdale securities. the fbi claims he bought roughly $1 billion in apple stock, unauthoritized, with the brokerage's money, on october 25th. that's t
, the stock market is undervalued right now because of all the noise in europe, the fiscal cliff, and china. with that in mind, i think your best bet is to stay near normal valuations for 2013. > there is nothing you want to take off the table right now, right? take some profits home so you don't have to deal with the tax gains issue of next year? nothing? > > put it this way: i would rather be in financials and materials than i would be in energies and utilities. so if you are overweight in energies and utilities, perhaps sell that. i think the best group next year is going to be financials and materials. > run with the banks. good to have you on the show. that is larry shover of sfg alternatives. > > thank you. legislation dramatically shrinking the power of unions has won approval in michigan. last night, governor rick snyder signed two bills into law that change michigan into a right-to- work state. thousands of protestors for and against the measure staged demonstrations inside and outside the capitol in lansing, michigan. despite shouts from pro-union workers, the gop-led house okaye
amount of u.s. debt at $5.48 trillion. china owns the most government debt, around $1.16 trillion. japan is a close second by around $1.13 trillion, and brazil rounds out the top three with $255 billion dollars worth of u.s. debt. meanwhile, economists say u.s. investors are buying debt from countries in europe instead of the u.s., which could signal that investors are less afraid of the euro crisis than before. 6 million americans will soon get money from credit card companies. american express, discover and capital one were all caught in a government crackdown on deceptive credit card practices and will now have to pay back customers a collective $435 million in refunds. american express is already refunding customers, some of whom were charged higher late fees or never received reward money they were promised. some of the refunds are coming by check, others will be on credit card statements, but all the money should be paid back by march. a decision on a record fine for ubs could come today. bloomberg reports ubs could be bracing to pay a $1.6-billion fine this week. the claims filed
." as for overseas trade, china's economy is predicted to grow at 7%. it used to be 15%. "hu jintao's approach was 'build the middle class.' i don't know if the next leader will make that his goal." and in europe, observers think the worst is over, but the first half of the year will be slow. "they're going to make progress, but not enough to change much. what they need is private equity, private investment." finally, investing in community or regional banks - an alternative that may surprise you. "you can invest in small banks and help your community. if enough people do that, the country will improve." lastly, financial analysts say the ipo calendar will be worth tracking in 2013. with roughly 150 private companies ready to make their initial public offerings, more than in each of the last two years. a possible strike that would hit ports stretching from massachusetts to texas could have a ripple effect on the national and global economy. just days after a west coast port strike was resolved, this new walkout is being threatened by nearly 15,000 longshoremen union members who are upset over
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